Sustainable investment specialist Osmosis Investment Management has bolstered its distribution and marketing team with three new appointments.
The hires are part of ambitious growth plans for the company, which has attracted significant new business in the last two years as institutional and wealth investors seek to identify better risk adjusted returns, while simultaneously targeting a sustainable benefit.
Anthony Chisnall has been appointed product distribution manager. He will be responsible for developing Osmosis' institutional client base across the range of products and helping provide investors with tailored sustainable investment solutions. He was head of marketing and investor relations for Gulf International Bank Asset Management, before moving to head the business development and relationship management team for a UK commodity business. Chisnall has 20 years' financial experience in both investment and client facing roles, and has held positions at Barclays, HSBC and Bank of Boston.
Lisa Harrison takes on the role of head of marketing and will work closely with the investment team and the distribution team to raise the firm's profile and enhance the client communications. Lisa has experience working across sales, client service and marketing. She previously held roles at Legal & General Investment Management, Aviva and most recently BlackRock Asset Management, where she focused on multi-asset product marketing.
Susan Hunnisett has joined the investor relations team with a focus on European business development. Before joining Osmosis, she worked in the business development team for European equities specialist S.W. Mitchell Capital. She previously spent five years at Hinduja Bank in Geneva, Switzerland.
The new hires are part of a larger firm expansion which has seen personnel numbers almost double over a two year period. Osmosis' unique investment approach seeks to identify companies that display strong resource efficiency metrics via a unique, proprietary data set. Osmosis believes that over a market cycle these companies should display attractive investment characteristics, ultimately delivering stronger returns on equity.